Our Fave Queerin-tini Cocktails!

Our Fave Queerin-tini Cocktails!

You’re stuck inside, cabin fever raging, over Zoom chit-chatting and you’re all out of chai. What to do? How bout we make a Quarantini and just chill! Yes, these are unprecedented times, the idiot’s running the asylum (aka the Whitehouse) so we might as well follow the rules, stay safe, wash those hands, share our t-paper and enjoy a cocktail…or two. Here are our desilicious takes on the cocktail of the

Posted: May 13th, 2020

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Reeling from the Loss of Irrfan and Rishi

Reeling from the Loss of Irrfan and Rishi

Surrounded by non-stop stories of loss and grief of individuals from all walks of life around us, we also mourned the loss of two acting giants within a span of 24 hours, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. •••••• Rishi Kapoor passed away on April 30th at the age of 67 from leukemia, hours after the the passing of actor Irrfan Khan.  Described as “coming from Bollywood  royalty”, Kapoors grandfather, Prithviraj, was a pioneer

Posted: May 2nd, 2020

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Trans Activist Lorena Borjas Among the Lives Lost to COVID-19

Trans Activist Lorena Borjas Among the Lives Lost to COVID-19

It’s been a devastating three+ weeks to say the least. As we all grapple with personal losses, challenges and uncertainty, we’re also mourning the many cultural and community icons we have lost in such a short time to this terrible virus. The coming weeks will surely bring more sad news but lets take a moment to remember the many individuals no longer with us today.  These are some of the

Posted: April 1st, 2020

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“Sad Rab De Bande” – A New Documentary on LGBTQ Sikhs

“Sad Rab De Bande” – A New Documentary on LGBTQ Sikhs

A documentary on the LGBT+ Sikh community, “Sab Rab De Bande (All are God’s children)” has launched its crowdfunding campaign.  Below is a recent interview with the Delhi based director/filmmaker Sukhdeep Singh on this latest project and you can donate here. Tell us a bit about yourself Sukhdeep. I founded Gaylaxy Magazine in 2010, at the age of 21 while I was finishing my B. Tech. Gaylaxy is an Indian LGBTQ e-magazine that

Posted: February 10th, 2020

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Deepika Padukone: “A Star for the Age”

Deepika Padukone: “A Star for the Age”

Two weeks ago, we were lamenting the silence by major Bollywood stars on the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) by Prime Minister Modi and the BJP government (with the exception of a few outspoken actors, actresses and directors). This changed with last week’s storming of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) by members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a right-wing student body linked to the BJP party who vandalized property and

Posted: January 12th, 2020

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2010–2019: A Sholay Decade Review!

2010–2019: A Sholay Decade Review!

As we bid farewell to 2019 and the entire 2010s, we’d like to share some memorable moments from our Sholay parties along with events and milestones that have touched the Desi LGBTQI community in NYC and beyond. So Many Memorable Sholay Parties! We kicked off the 2010s right on New Year’s Eve.  Salaam Namaste Bollywood blowout bash rang in the decade with wall-to-wall cuteness, confetti and too much champagne! In August 2012, we

Posted: December 30th, 2019

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“The Time Has Come to Speak Up” Bollywood Voices on CAA Protests

“The Time Has Come to Speak Up” Bollywood Voices on CAA Protests

“To raise your voice against something is a democratic right, people are raising their voices and I’m of view that there seems to be a certain amount of discrimination in what is happening”—Farhan Akhtar. While a growing number of actors, directors and producers in Bollywood have stood in solidarity with protesters and expressed concerns about the Indian government’s legislated attacks on pluralism, the industry has been conspicuously silent for the

Posted: December 29th, 2019

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Dance with Us on Instagram Live this Saturday at 8PM EST

Dance with Us on Instagram Live this Saturday at 8PM EST

Catch Sholay Live, with live streaming music by Ashu Rai and visuals by Atif, on Instagram Live – this Saturday at 9:30 PM EST.   Just follow us on our Sholay Events Instagram page and watch out for our Live notifications. We’ll be live this Saturday, Aug 8.  

Posted: December 25th, 2019

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